How We Told Our Families

I thought it might be fun to share how we told our families we were pregnant as well as how I told my husband! Since this is our first pregnancy I wanted to do it in a fun way without just blurting it out which is also a more difficult way since you have to keep it a secret at least for a little bit!

How I told my husband:

When I noticed my period wasn’t arriving on time (which should’ve been on a Sunday) we agreed I’d wait until that Friday to take a test. However, I’m way too impatient and ended up taking the test on Wednesday while he was at work!


When the word pregnant was staring back at me I couldn’t believe it! I had to go to work in just a couple of hours and didn’t want to share the news over the phone so I quickly made a note using PicMonkey and put it in a box along with the positive tests! I then hid it so I could give it to him once I got home! He was speechless for about two minutes! Neither of us could believe we were going to be parents!


How we told our families:

I found out I was pregnant on April 6th and was about 4/5 weeks along. We knew we wanted to get confirmation from the doctor and wait until we were a little farther along to share, even with family. On April 22nd I had my first OB appointment and my first ultrasound and was confirmed to be 7 weeks along! Mother’s Day was right around the corner so we knew it would be the perfect time to share!


 I made cards to give to my mom, my grandma, my sister (we were also celebrating her birthday that day), my mother-in-law and (not pictured) one to mail to my father-in-law and his wife.


how-we-told-8how-we-told-6how-we-told-4Inside each one had a picture of the ultrasound and a similar message! There were lots of tears of joy shed!


Pretty much everyone was a little shocked (but overjoyed) by the news since we were not trying! But God’s plan is so much better and I’m so ready to meet this little person!

The photos in this post are what we used on social media to share the news to our friends and acquaintances!

The second secret we’ve been keeping is the gender! We’re having a going away party for my husband (I’ll explain another time) and are announcing the gender then since most of our family and friends will all be together! I plan on sharing pictures from the party and whether we’re expecting a little boy or girl!

Until next time,


Office Makeover Reveal

Hey there friends! Today’s the day I finally share the office makeover reveal with you and it’s a little bittersweet. After sharing our news with you the office will now have to be a guestroom/office to make room for baby Cushman! In fact the transformation is already underway! So the pictures you see here won’t last sadly but I’m so excited to be planning a nursery!

Office Makeover Reveal

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Painted and Stained Kitchen Table

Have you ever really wanted to take on a project but you’re kind of afraid so you just read about 5,376 tutorials on Pinterest and try to give yourself a pep talk? And then you finally go for it and you pull it off and you do a little happy dance every time you see said project? That’s exactly how I feel after I painted and stained my kitchen table!

Painted and Stained Kitchen Table

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Dining Chair Makeover with Chalk Paint

Welcome to part three of an unintentional series, I’ve just gone a bit chalk paint crazy! Today is a dining chair I picked up at the Nashville Flea Market… in July. If you’re doing the math then yes it did sit in my garage for more than 6 months. I’m pretty well known for that. But I finally got around to sprucing this bad boy up!

dining chair makeover with chalk paint

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Filing Cabinet Makeover with Chalk Paint

To be honest I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be an adult. And while I’m still pretty new at adulting at the age of 24 I still feel like I’m somewhere around age 17. Like I feel as though I shouldn’t have my own home or go grocery shopping every week or get to stay out as late as I want. But that’s the other funny thing, I’m also a really old soul in that a good time on Friday night to me is getting a full 8 hours of sleep.

Filing Cabinet Chalk Paint

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Mirror Makeover with Chalk Paint

Can I just say I love chalk paint? It’s seriously the best thing ever! I’ve now officially painted 4 things in our house over the last 2 weekends with chalk paint and they’re usually only one day jobs because it dries so fast! I make my own and it doubles the amount of paint I get which is another win! So first up on the blog is a mirror!

Update a Mirror with Chalk Paint

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